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Diamond Nugget Ring

Diamond Nugget Ring

These natural rough diamond beads are so gorgeous! We've created a simple wire wrapped ring to really show the beauty of these beads.

It doesn't have to be a ring! You could also hang on a chain for a simple necklace.

This is a great beginner project, which doesn't require any soldering. 

As you won't use all the beads for the ring, you could use the remaining to make another two rings or perhaps some matching earrings or pendant.

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

Take a loose end of the wire and lay it along the top of the ring band - make it the length you would like your diamonds to be displayed and cut with wire cutters - leaving enough excess wire for wrapping.

Begin by wrapping the wire around the ring band a few times and twist to form a coil at the top with snipe nose pliers. Thread the bead onto the wire, position on top of the ring band and wrap the wire around the ring before adding the next bead.

Keep wrapping and adding beads until you have created a look that you are happy with - but make sure you have enough wire left to finish the wrapping securely.

To finish the wire wrap you will need to loosely wrap the last few loops around the ring and thread the loose end of your 0.2mm wire back through the loops and pull tight with a pair of snipe nose pliers.

Your ring is now finished!

CUSTOMISE YOUR KIT

Make the design your own by using your favourite gemstone beads.

HELPFUL PAGES

Read silversmithing advice pages
Read beading advice pages

JEWELLERY MAKING BOOKS

The Art Of Soldering For Jewellery Makers: Techniques And Projects - Wing Mun Devenney

The Encyclopedia Of Wire Jewellery Techniques - Sara Withers


The suggested products used in this project are suggestions to inspire you. Products used were compatible at the time of making but do be aware that gemstones are natural and hand cut stocks can vary, so do use your own common sense as to the compatibility of each item when making.

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Total price for all items: £32.50

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